With April marking Parkinson’s Awareness Month, we’re spotlighting the life-altering condition that can make even the smallest of tasks difficult to achieve.
What Are the Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease?
One of the most worrying aspects of Parkinson’s is how easily the disease can go undetected during its early phases. However, the condition becomes more noticeable over time, with the following common symptoms:
- Tremors in the hands, fingers, and limbs
- Rigid muscles or stiffness
- Slowed movements such as getting out of a chair or taking shorter steps while walking
- Impaired speech, including slurring and hesitation
- Impaired balance
- Writing changes (difficulty writing, small writing, general shaking of the hands)
- Impairment of unconscious movements such as smiling
As mentioned, Parkinson’s is a disease that sadly worsens with time. This can lead to other symptoms such as anxiety, depression and difficulty sleeping. However, there is treatment available to help lessen and slow down symptoms from progressing.
Cory Watson Attorneys not only uses April to spotlight Parkinson’s Disease, but to highlight ongoing lawsuits nationwide where people have been put at an increased risk of developing Parkinson’s due to someone else’s negligence.
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Paraquat Parkinson’s Lawsuit
The most notable of those lawsuits involves Paraquat, a liquid weed-killer that’s been widely used by farmers since the 1960s. Studies have shown that Paraquat exposure leads to an increased risk of Parkinson’s Disease – users of the weed-killer are up to 2.5 times more likely to ultimately develop Parkinson’s than non-users. As of February 2022, there were 688 pending multi-district litigation Paraquat lawsuits nationwide.
Cory Watson’s experienced product liability attorneys are currently accepting cases against Paraquat, so if you or someone you know may have been exposed, contact one of our attorneys today for a free case consultation.
The highly poisonous herbicide is usually marketed with a blue dye, also having a strong odor. It has become highly regulated with enhanced protection mandates outside of the United States. In fact, Paraquat is banned in 32 countries. While Paraquat remains legal in the United States, the EPA has deemed it a restricted-use chemical, meaning only commercially licensed applicators can use the liquid weed-killer.
Despite studies showing its negative impact on public health, Paraquat usage is likely to increase across the United States. In 2020, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) re-approved continued use of the chemical for another 15 years, a decision that received much criticism from environmental and public health groups and organizations.
If you or someone you know may have been exposed to Paraquat as a farmer, farm worker, herbicide applicator, chemical mixer, tank filler, agricultural pilot, or if you lived near crops treated with the dangerous herbicide, Cory Watson Attorneys will fight to get you the compensation you need for your injuries and suffering. Call now at 877-562-0000 or fill out our free consultation form. The lawyers at Cory Watson will evaluate your case 100% free of charge.
Cory Watson’s dedicated, experienced lawyers have handled thousands of dangerous chemical lawsuits for decades, and we believe you shouldn’t have to pay for a company’s negligence. Our legal team is ready to help you get the compensation you deserve for the suffering you have gone through.
ABOUT CORY WATSON ATTORNEYS
Cory Watson Attorneys is a nationally recognized personal injury law firm with offices in Birmingham, Alabama as well as Memphis, and Nashville, Tennessee. The firm has recovered more than $3 billion for clients across the country. Cory Watson Attorneys are frequently at the forefront of major class actions and multidistrict litigations involving product liability related to serious injuries from defective products and are often appointed to leadership positions in national cases. Firm practice areas include Personal Injury, Product Liability, Class Action, Asbestos, Business & Commercial Litigation, Dangerous Pharmaceuticals, Defective Medical Devices, and Environmental/Toxic Torts.